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Doodle 60 years of the People's Republic of China  (View post)

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
13 years ago4,506 views

More info here:
http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-42797720090930

http://www.google.cn/logos/chinanatlday60.gif

DPic [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I thought this was going to be along the lines of "You won’t EVER see these Doodles on Google" http://blogoscoped.com/forum/160982.html

and i expected to see Chinese fascism and censorship etc

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

:-), The Chinese government of course blocked a bunch of news websites because of this anniversary.

Article in Dutch, translated to English,
http://translate.google.nl/translate?prev=hp&hl=en&js=y&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ad.nl%2Fad%2Fnl%2F1013%2FBuitenland%2Farticle%2Fdetail%2F433797%2F2009%2F09%2F29%2FChina-blokkeert-internet-voor-verjaardagsfeest.dhtml&sl=nl&tl=en&history_state0=

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Baidu:
http://www.baidu.com/img/baidu_logo_jr_0929_gq.gif

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

What a sellout! Is Google actually 'celebrating' communism. Ugh

DPic [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

China isn't fucked because of communism, don't get that confused =] China isn't even really communist.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[put at-character here]DPic, if you're talking about communism as an economic system, no country out there is trying communist. Heck if you go by what Marx said, a communist state would have no state.

I was using communism in the more colloquial sense.

Is Google actually 'celebrating' censorship, lack of respect for human rights and a dictatorship?

There, you happy? =)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

They are celebrating a countries national day, nothing more, nothing less.

Above 8 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

radicalism.us [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

"A little self-criticism" should be directed at yourself first WebSonic.nl. But, it's not really your fault. Who follows the footnotes in wikipedia to establish their legitimacy. The largest propaganda campaign in human history against the greatest threat to capitalism-imperialism against the communist revolution led by Mao (in the context of a civil war) needs to be questioned. Don't drink the cool-aid fellas. That "Revolution" freed the millions of the poorest off the poor in china from feudal conditions and the domination and rape of the country by western nations by over 100 years of the "open door" policy; business as usual for capitalism in third world countries. To cite just one statistic, the literacy rate in China went from 8% to 80% under Mao.

A five minute video rebutting the most notorius anti-Mao book by Chang and Halliday:
Everything You've Been Told About Communism is Wrong: Capitalism is a Failure: Revolution is the Solution
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms99-3Nj81I

The second alien movie, Lenny Bruce and the endless litany mostly bogus bogus horror stories about the cultural revolution
A chapter of a google book
Marxism and the Call of the Future: Conversations on Ethics, History, and Politics (Paperback)
by Bill Martin and Bob Avakian
http://books.google.com/books?id=sF9v4g2OiQ8C&lpg=PP1&dq=bob%20avakian&pg=PA4#v=onepage&q=&f=false

[Linked fixed and posts merged – Tony]

Tantratus [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

that's right we <3 repressive regimes!

Add to this the reddening of the Empire State Building as well and we've totally sold out to cheap labor...

I better get some fireworks in Beijing for 04/07/2010

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Radicalism, it's interesting that the book you're citing – I presume "Mao: The Unknown Story", correct me if I'm wrong – is available on Google.com Chinese, but not on Google.cn Chinese*:

http://books.google.com/books?q=%22Mao%3A+The+Unknown+Story%22&btnG=%E6%90%9C%E7%B4%A2%E5%9B%BE%E4%B9%A6&hl=zh-CN

http://books.google.cn/books?q=%22Mao%3A+The+Unknown+Story%22&btnG=%E6%90%9C%E7%B4%A2%E5%9B%BE%E4%B9%A6

If there were good and bad things about Mao's politics, why isn't it possible to openly discuss both sides, and delve into diverse views? Wouldn't that be the necessary basis for such a discussion?

*For some background, see http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-03-02-n45.html

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